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carol beachlady

Before you buy or construct a fire pit, check regulations in your community and city. Just had a problem with a neighbor - he built his fire pit built less than 20 feet from my house - ! Do consider the smoke also - your neighbor may not appreciate it . . . It took a visit from the Fire Marshal to solve this issue.

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Agree with others who mentioned neighbors with health conditions. My mother just spent a month in the hospital battling asthma-related health issues. My neighbor with COPD lost his life as a result of doing yard work in smoky conditions. There is good reason to pass on fire pits if you have neighbors nearby. If you live in a forested area the fire risk must be considered. Here's our view today. There should be visible mountains beyond those trees and buildings. The Camp Fire is 90 miles north of us.

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Kelley S

We're looking to install a smoke-free fire pit. We do have a septic system, and I'm wondering if there may be any regulations/considerations on distance of the fire pit from the tank access cover.

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